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. what can we do for you? >> this is bbc world news america reporting from washington. i'm kathy kay. armed with new job numbers and old attack lines, the two candidates for president begin their final pitches. the new york marathon cancelled amid suffering after sandy. residents of staten island say they've been forgotten. >> this is new york city, the financial capital of the world. putting right what's happened here is going to take many months and maybe longer. >> and getting ready for new leaders in china. tonight we continue our series of special reports on the challenges they'll face. >> welcome to our viewers on public television in america and also around the globe. with just four days to go before the u.s. presidential election, a new jobs report is fueling arguments on the campaign trail. it seems to have something for everyone. president obama is time-outing that more jobs were -- touting that more jobs have been created than were expected. romney says the overall elm ploit rate is actually up. now starts the weekend blitz and the bbc's adam brooks has been watching the r
now, "bbc world news america." >> this is "bbc world news america" reporting from washington. the scam which brought down the c.i.a. director spread further. now it is the actions of the top u.s. commander in afghanistan called into question. failing its mandate, the bbc gains access into an internal report showing the united nations failed to protect civilians in sri lanka. >> they left actually at the moment the population needed them more than ever. the government wanted them out of the way essentially because they didn't want anyone to see what was happening. >> running the world in just a week. a marathon man on a mission that boo leave most of us in the dust. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. bizarre. it is the only way to describe the scandal that has already claimed the job of the c.i.a. director and now has america's top commander in afghanistan under investigation. both are strange enough, but how do you explain the addition of a shirtless f.b.i. agent and 30,000 e-mails. here is the latest. >> it is a washington drama with
the cia director after admitting to an extramarital affair, sending shock waves through washington. and on the political front, it is back to business. can the parties to strike a deal to reverse the looming economic difficulties? a new teen-age magician in town is making quite a market in south africa. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. it was a rather unexpected resignation. a short time ago, general david is stepping down as cia director. president obama accepted the resignation of the retired four- star general. he praised his outstanding service. michael, how much of a shock was this? >> it was pretty much a surprise, the general, as far as i know, was very well-thought of at the agency. certainly a defender of the agency and several weeks ago, he made it very clear after the attack that no one at the agency prevented assistance going to the man going under attack. it was the white house -- >> the resignation comes just ahead of hearing about been gauzy. >> it is a very peculiar thing, he was scheduled to testify under oath next thursd
news." >> this is a special edition of bbc world news america. reporting from washington, i'm kathy kaye. president obama joins campaign workers to dial up support in the final hours. >> we feel we have the votes to win. >> his rival, mitt romney is off to the polls, and then bet -- back to the campaign trail for one final push. >> we are going to steer this countryonk onon to a course that will help the american people have a brighter future. >> and taking a spin back in time, tonight, we will show you how the competitors have stacked up over the years. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and elsewhere are around the globe. election day is finally here and across the huge country, people are finally casting their ballots. today, neither candidate was taking any chances, mounted a last-minute effort to get us support at the polls. -- to get the best support at the polls. >> this is america, a democracy. this is what it is all about. >> will he stay in power for another four years or be rejected after one term? the president is checking to make sure there is no bac
the president responds in term. >> thank you very much for joining me. outside washington the election is still being felt. still to come, a politically divided neighborhood is coming to terms with its results. a quick look at some other news. on multistory shopping mall has collapsed. rescue crews have been on seen all day. about 38 people have been pulled to safety, but at least four people were killed. >> the department store collapse around the time it was due to open for business in the morning. what was once a fifth story building has now collapsed into a pile of rubble. authorities believe 50 people were inside the building when it collapsed. now it was a miracle so many people have been rescued alive. heavy machinery has been used to create ventilation for those who are still trapped. the noise is so great it is difficult to hear their cries for help. the emergency services are appealing for the crowds to move away from the building. the president was on an election tours in the north of the country. he has suspended his campaign. he described the situation as a national disaster. >> of
to erect, a fellow at the washington institut for near east policy. how much difference does egypt's new government make to that crucial relationship with israel? >> i think the fact you have the muslim brotherhood in power in egypt really made israel hesitant to even start this kind of operation, which is why they waited until over a cut rockets have fallen from gaza the past year. this is not an operation they wanted to begin, in large part because they knew this egypt would respond differently to the way hosni mubarak's would have. >> what about the historic peace treaty? >> for the moment, it appears that the president, a former moslem brotherhood leader, understands he cannot do anything to break the treaty. what he is doing is anything that he can that kind of stops short of breaking it. the making of strong statements against israel in support of a hamas, sending his prime minister, encouraging egyptians to go to gaza, where they effectively act as human shields because they deter israel from continuing its operation law giving hamas the cover to intensify their attacks. he is not
>> this is bbc world news america. reporting from washington, i'm laura trevelyan. a cease-fire between israel and hamas, bringing an end to eight days of fighting. the will it last? >> the people of this region deserve to live fear -- fogh -- to live free from fear and violence. this is a step in the right direction. >> and his sound has made him a superstar in italy. now this musician is out to make his mark. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. just a few hours ago, a cease- fire to end the fighting between israeli military forces and hamas militants. it came after hours of diplomacy involving the u.n. secretary general and the secretary general -- and the u.s. secretary of state. from gaza, jeremy bowen reports. a warning, you might find some of these images distressing. >> because i came back to life after the cease-fire began. -- gaza came back to life after the cease-fire began. coming to another israeli bombing campaign felt like another victory. this was the hamas interior ministry. governing with or without a cease-fire will
warnings, the global consequences -- and the global consequences of falling off that cliff, can washington he managed -- can washington manage it? thank you for joining me. the markets are looking in america and wondering whether politicians will be able to avoid this fiscal cliff. are things headed that way? but i think eventually they will. the good news -- >> i think eventually they will. the good news is that it is more like a fiscal beach. it is not like the debt ceiling. it is not a sudden that situation. there is a bit more flexibility. but one of the issues emerging is what the attitude of richer americans will be and whether they will accept the need to pay higher taxes. you probably read, as i did today, a very interesting op-ed by warren buffett, who points out that early in his career in the 1950's and 1960's when he was making a lot of money, the tax rate was many times higher than it is today. he is calling on rich americans to pay up. >> is warren buffett and out liar in this respect, or will he be able to drag with him -- is warren buffett on the outside in this respect, or
>> and now, "bbc world news." >> this is bbc world news america. and reporting from washington, i'm kathy kaye. as china a point new leaders, will pay heed a warning to crack down on corruption president assad vows to live and die in syria, striking a violent note as the violence continues. and born into indian royalty, she risk her life behind enemy lines during world war ii. today she is finally honored for sacrifice. >> welcome to our viewers on public television and also around the globe and. tonight, the princess is installing the menu are going to leave china -- the process to install the men who are going to lead and china is under way. the outgoing china -- the outgoing president told them the correction is so-called -- so bad in china it could threaten leadership of the state. >> two days after america elected its president, china has begun the process of anointing its next leader. but no election here, instead, 2000 communist party delegates, including many from the army gathered for their progress. .hina's 1.3 billion people the communist party has reform in china, but
the gaza ceasefire. now washington has expressed its concern about the president's latest edict. the president came out to tell his supporters that he was only acting to defend the revolution. >> i feel you. i feel the heartbeat of the people and understand what the egyptian people want. >> for president morsi, this is a huge political gamble. his supporters love it, but has he overplayed his hand? >> we need him to take the power to the revolution, not to the mubarak system. >> the government has added fuel to a weeklong demonstration and violent confrontation. these protesters are angry that police who attacked previous protests have not been brought to justice. back in the square, the beginning of what could yet be more turbulent times for egypt. >> for more on the events unfolding in egypt, i spoke a brief time ago with a senior fellow at the hoover institution. thank you for coming in today. can i ask you then, what does this mean for democracy in egypt? >> we have to go back to the point of departure. clones the revolution -- who owns the revolution in egypt? after long pe
-ed in the washington post, this is what his government wants to prioritize. i think they're trying to change the focus of the relationship, expand it to include these issues and educate americans about how important a neighbor to the south is. >> with so much focus on mexicans, things will begin to change. thank you for joining me. you are watching bbc news. fighting drugs in sports. the man leading the charge tells us a dreadful message is being sent. the controversial press conference in football is nothing new but this story is different. he is coming under fire for speaking in a french accent after a match. was he actually doing it? >> joey barton, a footballer skillful and sinful. he moved to marseille and swapped his liverpool accent for an odd flangais? >> [french accent] do you remember the person who finished second in the olympics? >> it might remind you of something. rather than laugh, perhaps we should applaud. an expert believes apart and is trying to adapt. >> i think he is an and french environment, surrounded by journalists. they are asking questions in english. he is trying to fit in.
of a joke. it occurs only in small outposts in washington state and minnesota the idea that a government body will work as independent, that does not sit well with american people. rubbishabout people's being sorted through for information about them? >> you have to imagine that even in the short term in the tabloids in the u.k., and even some of our supermarkets in the u.s., people are going to shy away from doing things that might attract attention. but people are going to do what they are going to do to get the news, what they think people will concern -- consumed about what the market will bear. unless there are strong impediments to discourage that, they will do what they can. one of the amazing things about levenson, it is an enormous document. and it has not been embraced in folder but nonetheless, he draws distinctions between the printed press that he is looking at, and the web. >> he devoted just one of his 2000 pages to the internet. was that a missed opportunity? >> i think it reflects a distinctly old-fashioned understanding of what the media is. we use the word press to enc
of climate change. i ask the political reporter for the "washington post" what he would be watching out for. we're entering the portion of the campaign where i start to the people who run for president just have a different team than the rest of us -- different gene than the rest of us. >> there is no doubt about that, but this is an incredibly close election at this point. a lot of people predicted this a year ago, that it would be close, and they've got the election they anticipated. a handful of states will decide if the candid -- will decide it. candidates will be in and out of the state's multiple times. >> what can they actually do at this stage? barack obama, mitt romney, to try to persuade people after two years of campaigning and, whenever it is, a couple of billion dollars in advertising have not made their minds of yet. >> as you say, there are very few persuade of all voters, but there may be some who will listen to a final argument -- there are very few persuadable voters. the second thing is they each need to have the most energized base possible, and so many of these rallies
>> and now, "bbc world news america." >> we are reporting from washington. one day to go, three states to visit. president obama uses the final hours to campaign for every vote he can. >> after all we've been through together, we can't give up now. because we've got more change to do. >> his rival, mitt romney, traveled to four states to make his final pitch for a change in the white house. >> you hoped that president obama would live up to his promise to bring people together and to solve problem. he hasn't. i will. >> and if you live here, the election is secondary. a week after sandy blew through in new york neighborhood, it's still waiting for help. welcome to our viewers on public television in america. and also around the globe. for those of you despairing that this presidential election has gone on far too long, good news. it's almost over. the final day of campaigning saw the candidates flying across the country in a last bid for votes. tonight we have comprehensive coverage of how the campaign looks at the very end. the bbc north american editor has been with the obama
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